By Thomas Elliot Norton
The background of good artwork auctions in the USA is an indelible checklist of public opinion within the realm of aesthetics and style. In each public sale, the murals that has the best charm instructions the top cost, and a interpreting of the roster of gadgets and artists most often chosen supplies a transparent and interesting photo of the evolution of style and flavor in America.
The heritage of Sotheby Parke Bernet and its predecessor organizations in the United States supplies us a short synopsis ot the place we have been and the way we have now replaced and what sort of we loved ourselves within the procedure. the various illustrations of artistic endeavors offered over the process a century, we're mesmerized by means of the diversity of gadgets that experience gone through their public sale rooms.
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As Jeime Femme Cueillant des canvas, 43'/i Fleurs, lot 50 x 5314". in the sale of the T J. Blakeslee Mendelssohn Hall under the management of the American Art Association on April 10—11, 1902. The selling price was collection, held at S550. 53 The 1903 With the help of the United States, Panama declares its independence from Colombia, a preliminary to the building of the Pan- ama of the collection of Barbizon paintings belonging to the pioneer Boston Warren got the year off to a good start on January 8, and two weeks later one of the most illustrious auctions ever held in New York took place sale collector Mrs.
At the American Art Association auction, The Layette was sold for $200 to George A. Hearn. When Hearn 's noted collection was sold at the American Art Association in 1918, The Layette (still called Girl Sewing) was bought by the Corcoran Gallery for S5,000. I 4S Theodore Robinson. The Layette. 1892. Oil on canvas, 58'/s x 36 />". C. Museum Purchase. As Girl Sewing, lot 56 in the artist's estate sale held on March 24, 1898, at the American Art Galleries. , The 46 price: $200. The story of collecting in America during the second half of the nineteenth century is inextricably linked with the name of Thomas Benedict Clarke businessman, 1899 — Treaty of Paris ending Spanish-American War is ratified by the United States clubman, collector, dealer, patron, connoisseur, Born Con- Clarke made in 1848, and promoter.
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913. Lot 7, William Schaus auction, American Art Association, February 28, 1896. 200. One of the 1897 Jozef Israels. x Tlie Bargeman. Oil on canvas, 22' is Israels sold at the Sotheby Parke Bemet, New York, for $11,000*. Anton Mauve. Homeward Bound. Oil on canvas, 27 /) x 47%". Private collection. 1 Mauve was represented in the Holland Art on February at one time by William Randolph Hearst, was not among them. It might have fetched $500 then; in 1934 it was sold at the American Art Association-Anderson Galleries for SI, 300; in 1979, at Sotheby Parke Bemet, New York, it realized Galleries sale at Chickering Hall 24—26, 1897, though 541,800*.
100 Years of Collecting in America: The Story of Sotheby Parke Bernet by Thomas Elliot Norton